Plant Manager

Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Posted: 09/30/2023 Industry: Operations Job Number: 2326 Pay Rate: DOE

Job Description

$90,000 - $120,000 + profit sharing 

Job Summary: We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Plant Manager with a background in food or beverage manufacturing. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in overseeing and optimizing our manufacturing operations to ensure efficiency, quality, and safety. Reporting directly to the VP of Manufacturing, the Plant Manager will lead a team of professionals and be responsible for managing all aspects of the production process.

 Key Responsibilities: 

  • Operational Leadership: Provide strategic direction and leadership to the manufacturing team, ensuring that production goals and targets are met while maintaining a focus on quality and safety.
  • Process Improvement: Continuously assess manufacturing processes and implement improvements to increase efficiency, reduce waste, and enhance product quality.
  • Resource Management: Manage and allocate resources, including personnel, equipment, and materials, to meet production demands effectively.
  • Quality Assurance: Implement and maintain quality control standards to ensure products meet or exceed industry and regulatory standards.
  • Cost Management: Monitor production costs and work to optimize operational expenses while maintaining quality standards.
  • Team Development: Recruit, train, and develop manufacturing staff, fostering a culture of continuous improvement, teamwork, and accountability.
  • Safety Compliance: Ensure that all manufacturing activities comply with safety regulations and company policies, fostering a safe working environment.
  • Inventory Management: Oversee inventory control, including raw materials and finished goods, to maintain appropriate stock levels.
  • Reporting and Analytics: Generate regular reports on production performance, key performance indicators (KPIs), and other relevant metrics for senior management.
  • Supplier and Vendor Relations: Manage relationships with suppliers and vendors to secure reliable and cost-effective sources of raw materials and services.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (e.g., Operations Management, Engineering, Business Administration) is required.
  • Experience in food manufacturing or a related industry, with a minimum of [X] years in a managerial role.
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing processes, quality control, and safety standards.
  • Excellent leadership and team-building skills with the ability to motivate and manage a diverse workforce.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical abilities.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proficiency in using relevant software and systems for production management and reporting.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and industry best practices in food manufacturing.

Additional Information


Subject: Plant Manager- Oskaloosa, IA

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